By Pam Burditt
Mom and I recently represented the Foundation at the Digital Ally Golf Tournament events including the trophy ceremony. Additionally we volunteered for the KC Crusaders who staffed the event. We had a wonderful time. The tournament benefits NFFF, S.A.F.E., COPS, and our local Children’s Mercy hospital. The trophy was flown to the 18th hole by the CMH helicopter. Digital Ally is committed to supporting fallen first responders
We met with the family of a KC fallen firefighter who will be added to the memorial in October and also two recently fallen KC police officer families.
Day one of the tournament was 120 degree comfort index with the humidity, no breeze in sight. Sunday was cloudy, windy and cool and I was freezing. That is Kansas for you. There seemed to be a great turnout regardless of the weather.
All three of the leading golfers were in the same group heading into the 18th hole, and all missed their birdie putts resulting in a three-player playoff which tied again so it was off to the 17th hole for the second playoff which was eventually won by Wesley Bryan. It was very exciting even though I know nothing about golf.
While volunteering we had one shot land in front of us right next to the port-a-potty’s and this shot landed behind us in the weeds which was later moved out to the street for him to hit. We had to stop traffic for this player to continue. I couldn’t resist taking this photograph. If you have any free time consider volunteering to assist at one of the Foundation golf events. There are a variety of ways to assist, some require no knowledge of golf nor walking of the course.